For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
- Re: Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: SangitaVyas August 28, 2014Hi Giacomo, You pose an interesting question. The government doesn't focus on latrine use simply because all incentives point towards focusing on construction. Local level bureaucrats prefer construction projects to behavior change campaigns because they are more profitable. It is easier to skim money off construction projects. Politicians prefer constr […]
- Re: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: pkjha August 28, 2014Dear Hanns-Andre The following 2 points are quoted from your post: 1. One was meant as a back up, the other two could take at least 8 loads per day from one truck that would be operating in the area. After some days, the truck would go to a different area, and the wetlands could be resting for weeks and even months until another truck comes along. 2. Concern […]
- Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: HAPitot August 28, 2014I would associate 'septage' to cess pools, i.e. those septic tanks that don't discharge into a leach field or a soak pit or something else for disposal. These have to be regularly emptied and the material taken to a facility. And sludge would be something thickened by deposition, either in a pit latrine, septic tank or a waste water treatment […]
- Re: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: HAPitot August 28, 2014Dear all, let me be more specific about the species of grass that got hold of the constructed wetlands in Adjumani. The first one, locally called 'elephant grass', according to the literature should be a Hyparrhenia species, see, for example: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyparrhenia_rufa You can see in the description that this species is also growing in […]
- Re: Base of the Pyramid (BoP) World Convention & Expo, ITE Headquarters & ITE College Central, Singapore - by: muench August 28, 2014For twitter users: The event that was mentioned in this thread - Base of the Pyramid (BoP) World Convention & Expo. A Brave New Marketplace: Unleashing Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid, in Singapore - is now taking place and you can follow it on twitter by following this hashtag: #BoPConvEx Or this handle: @BoPHub twitter.com/BoPHub It's pre […]
- Re: Evidence-based sanitation advocacy in India to promote latrine use - by: SangitaVyas August 28, 2014
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